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New model reveals possibility of pumping antibiotics into bacteria

UW-Madison researchers have discovered that a cellular pump known to move drugs like antibiotics out of E. coli bacteria has the potential to bring them in as well, opening new lines of research into combating the bacteria.

Curator at ag station helps growers keep close watch on potato health

By monitoring sugar levels, frying test batches of potato chips, and other techniques, Sam Perez helps growers decide when to market their stored potatoes.

Study: Yoga reduces falls among the elderly

Participants in a study saw significant improvements on two measures of walking gait, and on balance, after 8 weeks of yoga classes.

All hands on deck to understand, predict, prevent abrupt ecological change

“It’s a generally thorny problem and we are often scrambling to react,” says lead principal investigator Monica Turner. “In fact, understanding abrupt change in ecological systems is among the biggest challenges in contemporary ecology.”

A little myelin goes a long way to restore nervous system function  

New research shows that in long-lived animals, renewed but thin myelin sheaths are enough to restore impaired nervous systems and can do so for years after the onset of disease.

Wisconsin Sea Grant research explores walleye for aquaculture

A two-year research project funded by UW–Madison-based Wisconsin Sea Grant compares the production of walleye, a native Wisconsin fish, and saugeye, a natural hybrid of walleye and sauger, in an aquaculture system.

Making sense of bridges loaded with sensors

Vibration data collected from sensors attached to the pedestrian bridge over North Park Street will be analyzed, in hopes of improving monitoring methods for bridges and buildings.

Mailick to take temporary leave from OVCRGE in spring 2018

Vice Chancellor Marsha Mailick is planning leave for the spring semester due to family health considerations. She hopes to return to her duties in Bascom Hall by the end of the spring semester.

UW-Madison launches data science initiative

“The pace of change in the data science field is extremely rapid, and we think the data science initiative is one very good way to keep UW–Madison research on pace with those changes,” says Associate Vice Chancellor Steve Ackerman.

Fish respond to predator attack by doubling growth rate

“In water, the surviving perch grow twice as fast, because they are smelling something that signals the presence of predators,” says researcher Terence Barry.

Why is the grass greener? Sports-field experiment to reveal results on Oct. 19 in Stoughton

A three-year experiment on the four baseball diamonds at Racetrack Park in Stoughton explored different levels of maintenance for sports fields and turf in general.

Autism prevalence and socioeconomic status: What’s the connection?

Children living in neighborhoods where incomes are low and fewer adults have bachelor’s degrees are less likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder compared to kids from more affluent neighborhoods.